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  • Summary: In this DLC pack, you become Elizabeth as she seeks to bring closure to her story, and to BioShock Infinite's. Like Episode 1, this DLC features Rapture as you've never seen it before and gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges theIn this DLC pack, you become Elizabeth as she seeks to bring closure to her story, and to BioShock Infinite's. Like Episode 1, this DLC features Rapture as you've never seen it before and gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. May 14, 2014
    99
    A gorgeous, utterly immersive and hugely satisfying conclusion to one of the greatest video game narratives of all time.
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    90
    In terms of narrative it’s as dizzying, exhilarating, and divisive as the series has always been, arguably providing some of its most memorable sequences yet, and for fans it’s something that not only has to be experienced, but savoured.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    88
    Feels very much like a send-off for the Rapture and Columbia eras of BioShock – a carefully crafted, appropriately mind-bending sendoff.
  4. Mar 25, 2014
    80
    Burial at Sea episode 2 is a brilliant conclusion to the story that started a few months ago. This great stealth-oriented experience with Elizabeth will make you feel fear, loneliness, hope and sadness like not so many modern games can do.
  5. Apr 1, 2014
    80
    BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2, for the most part, is a fitting end to the entire series.
  6. Mar 31, 2014
    72
    The lengths to which Burial at Sea: Episode 2 goes to distance its gameplay from BioShock Infinite's blueprint is outmatched by the indulgent spectacle of its writhing narrative - a risk not fully conscious of its consequences. Through success, failure, and to simply admire the sunset of a generation, the conclusion of Burial at Sea remains a worthwhile experience.
  7. 40
    What it gains on atmospherics, it lacks in gameplay and the story is uneven, saved only by a few brilliant scenes. [Issue#241]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 57
  2. Negative: 6 out of 57
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    10
    My goodness. Just when you think the game can't get any better, it does. If you enjoyed Bioshock 1, this DLC completely wraps everything up.My goodness. Just when you think the game can't get any better, it does. If you enjoyed Bioshock 1, this DLC completely wraps everything up. It explains all of the things you think you didn't quite understand with Infinite, and lots of things from Bioshock 1. They even explain the Vita-chambers.

    Seriously though, this is the kind of DLC that's justifiable. Bioshock Infinite with the added DLC is nothing short of a masterpiece. It takes the cake as my favorite of the Bioshock games.

    Pros: The story
    The atmosphere
    The cinematic gameplay (the directing and perspective work on this is amazing)
    Completely new type of game play. (Combat isn't necessary, you have to find other solutions to situations besides just hack and slash)
    The characters

    Cons:
    It's the end of Bioshock.

    Overall, the DLC provides a good 6 hours of extra game time, if you take the time to explore most of the areas to do some side questing. I think I missed some voxophone recordings, still. Also, if you plan on playing through an even harder mode, they have 1999 mode and an extra 1998 mode.

    I don't give many (if any) games this kind of score, but to me, it's definitely a 10/10.
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  2. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A year ago, I played Bioshock Infinite and was overwhelmed by its ending, amazed by its graphics and its storyline, I loved everything about Infinite. One year later, I'm overwhelmed again by its storyline, the ending, the quantum mechanics, multi-universe stuff... Everything. Except, this time I'm crying. I'll be honest here, I have never cried over a video game ever in my life, and let me assure you it's not easy at all to make me cry.

    At the beginning of Episode Two (in Paris), I was shedding tears because of how beautiful and happy everything was. The music, the atmosphere, graphics, animation... The amount of detail everything had. Not only that, I realised that it was going to be the end of Bioshock as a whole as Irrational had closed down and I didn't want the story to end at all. So thats why it made me cry even more.

    But anyway, the gameplay is more stealth based on Episode 2 as you play as Elizabeth. I like how they've added stealth to this episode as well. It makes the episode a lot longer and challenging. You have to be creative and to think on how you're going to clear out your enemies, who you'll take out first, whether to wait or not etc.

    The lockpicking is good as well, I like that it requires patience. Just like the stealth.

    I like the crossbow weapon, its actually the main gun I used along with the Revolver. Surprisingly I didn't use any of the other weapons. I guess it's because I wanted to be stealth.

    Everything about Episode 2 is just terrific, from voice acting, to atmosphere to combat, everything. I don't know what else to say.

    The ending again was beyond amazing, I cried again at the last part where you see Booker leading you to the Ace in the hole and also shedded many tears at the ending. I have never enjoyed a video game storyline so much in my entire life that has given me so many feelings. Sadness, happiness, overwhelm (in a good way of course haha), confusion, and shock...

    Thank you thank you thank you to the brilliant voice actors and everyone who worked on the games and DLCs.

    Thank you thank you thank you again for everything, and to everyone.

    You will be missed Irrational. (Thank you Ken Levine!)
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  3. Jul 31, 2014
    10
    Masterpiece.

    I really liked how they explain the connection between Rapture and Columbia. It was beautiful to see everything of Rapture in
    Masterpiece.

    I really liked how they explain the connection between Rapture and Columbia.
    It was beautiful to see everything of Rapture in Unreal Engine 3.
    And at the end I cried, my main reason to give this DLC a 10
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  4. Oct 4, 2014
    9
    A very good DLC.If you enjoyed Bioshock Infinite, I definitely recommend you play Burial at Sea.It concludes the whole Bioshock saga with aA very good DLC.If you enjoyed Bioshock Infinite, I definitely recommend you play Burial at Sea.It concludes the whole Bioshock saga with a high note.Must play. Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2014
    9
    9.9 out of 10. I honestly loved Burial at Sea Episode Two more than the whole franchise. Burial at Sea Ep2 engages me more with Elizabeth. the9.9 out of 10. I honestly loved Burial at Sea Episode Two more than the whole franchise. Burial at Sea Ep2 engages me more with Elizabeth. the ending is so complicated that not everyone can easily understand, but to be honest, I liked the ending so much. Burial at Sea Episode Two is mainly playable by stealth mode playing as Elizabeth. Stealth Mode is better than the combats. I would say, it's easily the best DLC ever made so far, HANDS DOWN. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2014
    8
    I think that Elizabeth couldn't turn into a sort of a Rambo. Even after killing Fitzroy she didn't kill anybody else. Everything I didn'tI think that Elizabeth couldn't turn into a sort of a Rambo. Even after killing Fitzroy she didn't kill anybody else. Everything I didn't like in episode 1 still existed in episode 2 (Penumeo lines, look at my critic). Also I didn't like the checkpoint system because there were no Vita chambers/Elizabeth healing you (because you are Elizabeth). I agree that if Elizabeth could still open tears it would have been a mess, so I guess that a bit of a change in the storyline could help (for example, Booker not dying). The long ending scene was awesome. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    I er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdak poraval, I will not play this garbage! I er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdakI er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdak poraval, I will not play this garbage! I er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdak poraval, I will not play this garbage! I er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdak poraval, I will not play this garbage! Expand

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